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Pets on patrol

Oh-gu and Woong, the members of “Hachi Petrol,” a pet patrol program which was launched in May by the Seoul Metropolitan Autonomous Police Commission, in partnership with the Gangdong-gu District Office. (Choi Jae-hee / The Korea Herald) On May 5, the Gangdong-gu District Office in eastern Seoul received a call reporting a damaged road pole […]

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Eco-friendly vehicles make up 30.3% of Korea’s automotive exports

EV6 (Kia) Eco-friendly vehicles were responsible for 30.3 percent of South Korea’s total car exports in the first five months of this year, according to the Korea International Trade Association on Monday. South Korea exported $20.45 billion worth of cars from January to May, and 30.3 percent of them were eco-friendly, showing an 8.7 percentage […]

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Business

Soaring rents and electricity prices are squeezing Singapore retailers’ margins

Retail businesses in Singapore are grappling with higher costs as rents rise and energy prices soar, the Singapore Retailers Association said.  Cost pressure is a big concern for many Singapore retailers which have not completely passed on price increases to consumers, and are currently feeling the “margin squeeze,” Ernie Koh, the association’s president told CNBC’s […]

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[Newsmaker] [Herald Interview] Metaverse offices are future of work, say Zigbang execs

[Newsmaker] [Herald Interview] Metaverse offices are future of work, say Zigbang execs ‘Metaverse office will become the new normal faster than co-working offices were accepted by companies’ Kim Jae-un, Soma team leader at Zigbang, speaks during a virtual interview with The Korea Herald at Soma, Zigbang’s metaverse office platform, on June 22. (Zigbang) Local property […]

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[Best Brand] Samsung C&T enters SMR, eco-friendly energy biz

Officials pose for a photo at a joint development agreement signing ceremony held at the headquarters of Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates last month. (Samsung C&T) The engineering and construction division of Samsung C&T Corporation is aggressively entering the eco-friendly energy businesses such as small modular reactors, or SMRs, green […]

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Business

World’s most livable cities: Vienna climbs back to its No. 1 spot. These are the biggest decliners

Vienna ranked first in 2018 and 2019, but was overtaken by Auckland, New Zealand, during the pandemic and slipped to 12th place in 2021, according to the Global Liveability Index 2022. Sylvain Sonnet | The Image Bank | Getty Images After two years, Vienna has overtaken Auckland as the world’s most livable city, according to […]

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Technology

Naver, Qualcomm join hands for 5G drones

(Naver Cloud) Naver’s cloud computing arm Naver Cloud said Monday it has partnered with US chip giant Qualcomm and local drone developer Argosdyne to build the nation’s first drones running on the 5G wireless network. Under the partnership, Naver Cloud will build the 5G network infrastructure for drone services, while Argosdyne will develop drones that […]

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Science

Hyundai, Kia hit 3 million milestone in eco-friendly car sales

Kia EV6 being manufactured at Kia’s manufacturing plant in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province (Kia) South Korean automotive duo Hyundai Motor and Kia have hit a 3 million milestone in sales of eco-friendly cars, 14 years since their first hybrid models debuted back in 2009. Eco-friendly cars include hybrid electric, full-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles. According to […]

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Hyundai, Kia’s total sales of eco-friendly cars top 3m units

This undated photo, provided by Kia Corp., shows its electric vehicle EV6. (Kia Corp.) Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Corp. saw the total sales of their eco-friendly cars exceed 3 million units, industry data showed Sunday, 13 years after they began rolling out hybrid vehicles. South Korea’s top automaker and its affiliate sold 393,509 eco-friendly […]

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Posco International expands eco-friendly energy business in Australia

Posco International CEO Joo Si-bo (far right) visits Australian energy company Senex Energy’s gas fields on Wednesday. (Posco International) Posco International, the trading arm of Posco Group, is seeking to triple sales at two of its gas fields in Australia by 2025 by leveraging its recently acquired Australian energy company Senex Energy, the Korean firm […]